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BIO

Melinda J Watman, BSN, CNM, MSN, MBA

I am the President and Founder of THE F WORD FAT, dedicated to eliminating weight bias, discrimination and fat shaming  and, committed to helping individuals struggling with decisions about weight management. As someone directly affected by obesity, I understand the challenges this brings and the impact society has on us.

I received my BSN from Duke University, my CNM and MSN from the Medical University of South Carolina and my MBA from Boston University. My clinical focus was in women’s healthcare, where I witnessed firsthand the discrimination in medical care towards those with obesity.

In 2012 I decided to help make a difference and became involved with the OAC, an education and advocacy nonprofit organization involved with all issues related to obesity, and where I currently sit on the National Board of Advisors.